Speaking after Friday’s House session, Rep. Wakeman said he’s pleased the Governor’s revised stay-at-home order means residents will now be able to purchase many items at the curbside and for delivery, something he has been fighting for to help Saginaw County families and get more people back to work.
Speaking at a district tele town hall Thursday afternoon, Rep. Wakeman says he’ll be at the Capitol Friday to discuss how the state proceeds with the COVID-19 into May, adding input from his constituents, on issues like what is safe and what is essential, is guiding his decisions.
Rep. Wakeman talks about the restoration of $16 million in Pure Michigan funding by the state House Tuesday, saying the program provides value for small and local businesses in places like Frankenmuth and across Michigan.
Rep. Wakeman looks ahead to the State of the State Address Wednesday night, and says he hopes to hear the Governor move away from her all-or-nothing approach of 2019.
Rep. Wakeman talks about his new legislation that would roll back the state’s income tax rate to 3.9%, the tax rate prior to a “temporary” increase enacted in 2007. Rep Wakeman says the failure to roll back the rate is an unkept promise.
Rep. Wakeman looks back on his first year in the Michigan House, and says auto insurance reforms and efforts to bring more efficiency to the way the state funds roads are his top accomplishments for 2019.
In a week when the state sent out public school aid payments for October, Rep. Wakeman says kids in public charter schools are being hurt by the Governor’s line-item veto cuts. When signing budget bills for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, Gov. Whitmer cut $35 million from the school aid fund for public charter…
Rep. Wakeman looks at the Governor’s line-item vetoes in the state’s 2020 budget, saying people are being hurt and that he is having a hard time seeing who benefits.
Rep. Wakeman talks about final House passage of the state’s budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year Tuesday, noting the spending plan includes a record amount of funding for roads.
Rep. Wakeman says he is pleased the Legislature sent the Governor a 2020 public education budget Thursday that he says supports education in a number of ways. Rep. Wakeman points to investments in career technical education and school safety as key features of the spending plan.
Rep. Wakeman talks about his testimony Tuesday in the House Transportation Committee on his House Bill 4965, which would provide local governments with more flexibility in deciding how to spend road repair money that has already been allocated and in determining which roads get repaired. Rep. Wakeman told the Committee that giving local governments better…
Rep. Wakeman talks about the 9/11 ceremonies at the state Capitol Wednesday, and his guest, Saginaw Twp. Police Chief Donald F. Pussehl.